College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
25-3
SOS Leader
Oklahoma
16-11
SOR Leader
Virginia
25-2
NCAAM RPI Leader
Virginia
25-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East25-314232
2VirginiaUVAACC25-222411
3PurduePURBig Ten25-5333611
4DukeDUKEACC23-541774
5Michigan StateMSUBig Ten27-3562415
6CincinnatiCINAmerican24-46821512
7North CarolinaUNCACC22-77255
8KansasKUBig 1222-681686
9West VirginiaWVUBig 1220-89261725
10Wichita StateWICHAmerican22-510761917
11GonzagaGONZWCC26-4111131646
12Texas TechTTUBig 1222-612431113
13XavierXAVBig East25-4131923
14AuburnAUBSEC24-4146497
15Ohio StateOSUBig Ten24-715391020
16TennesseeTENNSEC20-71651214
17ClemsonCLEMACC20-71718149
18MichiganMICHBig Ten23-718481328
19TCUTCUBig 1219-919202421
20ArizonaARIZPac-1222-620672318
21ButlerBUTBig East19-1021223033
22Saint Mary'sSMCWCC26-4222384132
23Rhode IslandURIA 1023-42392188
24CreightonCREIBig East19-924453438
25NevadaNEVMW24-5251153210

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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